Compassion involves allowing ourselves to be moved by suffering, and experiencing the motivation to help alleviate and prevent it. An act of compassion is defined by its helpfulness. Qualities of compassion are patience and wisdom; kindness and perseverance; warmth and resolve. . Difference between sympathy and compassion is that the former responds to suffering with sorrow and concern while the latter responds with warmth and care.
When we lose a child we seek hope in each other. Our eyes see a world that has always been there but now has been sharpened so vividly. We feel human suffering of all kinds for the first time.